Participant Rankings as Inexperienced and White Military Fall Quick in Euro 2020 Bid
Northern Eire got here up quick of their bid to qualify for Euro 2020 as Michal Duris’ strike in additional time booked Slovakia’s place at subsequent summer time’s match.
The hosts began brightly however had been undone when Jonny Evans failed to manage George Saville’s header downwards, permitting Juraj Kucka to place the guests forward early on. Nonetheless, Northern Eire drew stage when Milan Skriniar become his personal web within the 87th minute.
Michal Duris grabbed the winner in additional time, taking advantage of a fortunate deflection to fireside previous Bailey Peacock-Farrell and in.
Bailey Peacock-Farrell (GK) – 6/10 – Was practically caught out when claiming a cross from a nook however was in a position to get better. Ought to have accomplished higher with Slovakia’s second.
Stuart Dallas (RB) – 8/10 – Acquired ahead very effectively through the first half and soldiered on after injuring his arm in a conflict with Tomas Hubocan.
Craig Cathcart (CB) – 6/10 – Performed some good incisive passes ahead within the second half and helped break the traces. Grew into the sport in conjunction with Evans and helped maintain Ondrej Duda at bay.
Jonny Evans (CB) – 6/10 – His failure to gather Saville’s header let Kucka by means of on objective. Regarded strong afterwards earlier than a deflection off him helped Slovakia take the lead.
Jamal Lewis (LB) – 6/10 – Had a gentle sport and saved maintain of the ball effectively. Acquired down the left wing increasingly as the sport progressed.
Paddy McNair (CM) – 8/10 – Regarded energetic within the second half and ran himself into the bottom. Was the artistic spark for Eire earlier than going off injured.
Steven Davis (CM) – 7/10 – Some nice balls excessive within the first half and was all the time eager to play ahead every time he was in possession.
George Saville (CM) – 6/10 – His poor header put Evans underneath stress and his solely shot of the sport went broad.
Niall McGinn (RW) – 8/10 – Almost scored from a cross within the first half and put loads of high quality balls into the field.
Conor Washington (ST) – 6/10 – Regarded energetic within the first half and put the centre backs underneath stress together with his fixed working. Struck a volley straight on the keeper.
Josh Magennis (LW) – 6/10 – Put himself about however struggled to make any progress on the left and was diminished to feeding off scraps.
Gavin Whyte – 5/10
Jordan Thompson – 5/10
Kyle Lafferty – 7/10
Liam Boyce – 4/10
Tom Flanagan – N/A
Shane Ferguson – N/A
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